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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Deuteronomy 15:15

 

 

"You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this today.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt,.... Where they were used hardly, and their lives were made bitter in hard bondage; and therefore should show the greater compassion to servants, whose case they could not but sympathize with, and have a fellow feeling of

and the Lord thy God redeemed thee; from the house of bondage and state of slavery, after they had been in it many years:

therefore I command thee this thing today, to release their servants at the end of six years, and not send them away empty, but generously contribute to them at their release; since when he redeemed them he gave them the spoil of Egypt, and of the sea, as Jarchi remarks; they came out of their bondage state with jewels, and gold, and silver, and raiment, even with great substance; and at the Red sea their spoil was increased which they took from Pharaoh and his host when drowned there; now as they came out of their servitude not empty but full, being sufficiently paid for their hard service, so they should remember to give to their servants liberally, when they made them free.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-15.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

They were to be induced to do this by the recollection of their own redemption out of the bondage of Egypt, - the same motive that is urged for the laws and exhortations enjoining compassion towards foreigners, servants, maids, widows, orphans, and the poor, not only in Deuteronomy 5:15; Deuteronomy 10:19; Deuteronomy 16:12; Deuteronomy 24:18, Deuteronomy 24:22, but also in Exodus 22:20; Exodus 23:9, and Leviticus 19:34.


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Bibliography
Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:15". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/deuteronomy-15.html. 1854-1889.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

Sweet remembrance! LORD give me grace ever to keep in view the wormwood and the gall, that the honey and the honeycomb of the gospel, even JESUS himself, may be the more precious to my soul. Song 1-8.


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Bibliography
Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:15". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/deuteronomy-15.html. 1828.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.

The Lord redeemed thee — And brought thee out with riches, which because they would not, God gave thee as a just recompense for thy service; and therefore thou shalt follow his example, and send out thy servant furnished with all convenient provisions.


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Bibliography
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:15". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/deuteronomy-15.html. 1765.

Scofield's Reference Notes

redeemed

See note, (See Scofield "Exodus 14:30").


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Bibliography
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Deuteronomy 15:15". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/deuteronomy-15.html. 1917.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

And the Lord thy God redeemed thee, and brought thee out with triumph and with riches, which because they would not, God did, give to thee as a just recompence for thy service, and therefore thou shalt follow his example, and send out thy servant furnished with all convenient provisions.


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Bibliography
Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:15". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-15.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

15. Thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman — How tenderly Moses reminds them of their own harsh slavery!


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Bibliography
Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:15". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/deuteronomy-15.html. 1874-1909.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(15) Thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt.—“And that I furnished and adorned thee from the spoils of Egypt and the spoils of the sea” (Rashi).

Therefore I command thee·—In Leviticus 25:42 the reason is given thus: “They are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as bondmen” (i.e., not for ever). The land was under the same restriction—it “shall not be sold for ever; for the land is mine” (Leviticus 25:16-17; Leviticus 25:23.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:15". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/deuteronomy-15.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.
5:14,15; 16:12; Exodus 20:2; Isaiah 51:1; Matthew 6:14,15; 18:32,33; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:12; 4:32; 5:1,2; Titus 2:14; 1 John 3:16; 4:9-11

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-15.html.

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